Posted at 9:59 AM
Created on December 21, 2012
As we approach the winter holidays, we pause to thank you for your continued partnership. It is business associates like you that bring a rich mosaic of experiences, attitudes and views that continue to advance MBDA’s mission to create jobs and foster the growth and global competitiveness of minority-owned firms.
It’s been an extremely productive year at MBDA and we are excited to share some of our many achievements from this past year. We’ve completed a major organizational restructuring that enabled us to increase funding to MBDA Business Centers. We also launched several “specialty” MBDA Business Centers including: the Atlanta MBDA Business Center, which is now staffed to provide expert guidance for minority-owned businesses in the healthcare technology and advanced manufacturing industry sectors; the San Antonio MBDA Business Center that has expanded their services to include expertise in exporting to Latin America; and the MBDA Federal Procurement Center, the first MBDA Business Center to solely focus on federal contracting.;
Last year we reported that MBDA helped minority-owned firms create more than 16,300 new jobs for Americans from FY 2009-FY 2011, a 20 percent increase over the prior three-year period. We anticipate similar, if not better results for FY2012. More details about MBDA’s performance, including the size and industry of firms assisted, sources of contracts and capital, and state-level data, can be found in MBDA’s next Annual Performance Report in early spring 2013. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and to be notified when the report is available.
MBDA extends our sincere thanks for your support in making this year so successful. May you and your family’s holiday season and New Year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. We look forward to working with you in the year ahead and for many years to come.